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Body of Missing Man Recovered Near Elm Grove’s Shilling Bridge

June 30, 2012
By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - The body of a local man who recently had been reported missing was recovered from a creek bank near the Shilling Bridge in Elm Grove Friday morning.

Several units with the Wheeling Police and Fire departments responded to Lumber Avenue in Elm Grove at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, after receiving a report that the body of Scott Corkran, 48, of Wheeling was found on a creek bank beneath the bridge, according to Wheeling Police Chief Robert Schwertfeger, who was on the scene.

Several police officers were seen walking near the bank of the bridge still around noon.

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Several units with the Wheeling Police Department responded to Lumber Avenue in Elm Grove on Friday. The body of a local man who recently had been reported missing was recovered from a creek bank near the Shilling Bridge.

"We responded to a missing persons call earlier today - I believe a family friend ... that was assisting us in trying to locate the reported missing, found the body under the Shilling Bridge - and we believe that to be the person who was reported missing." said Schwertfeger.

Schwertfeger said he was unable to comment on the cause of Corkran's death - and he wouldn't have any other details until an autopsy is performed.

A local coroner was also called to the scene.

 
 

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